We were sent the following products for review purposes. Regardless, all thoughts expressed are our own.
I used to think all cheese was created equal, but it just isn’t. And Tillamook cheese is the best. There, I said it. After attending the special Tillamook Loaf Love Tour event at our zoo last year, I discovered that Tillamook also makes ice cream, yogurt, sour cream, and butter. I have yet to try the sour cream or butter, but I did get to try the ice cream and yogurt since they just started appearing on shelves in Phoenix a short time ago. Tillamook didn’t disappoint- They all taste amazing!
We love yogurt; it’s such a tasty, healthy snack. We normally buy our yogurt in bulk from Costco because it’s most affordable, but the same flavors over and over get old really fast. We were thrilled to be able to try the new (to Arizona) Tillamook yogurts! We were sent 4 flavors to try; Marionberry, Huckleberry, Oregon Strawberry, and Vanilla Bean.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve never tasted Marionberry or huckleberry, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Now I know, and they are SO good. Vanilla is one of my favorite flavors of yogurt anyway, so I knew I’d love it. And you can’t go wrong with strawberry!
My husband especially loves the Tillamook yogurts. At first I think he assumed they’d taste just like the other yogurt we buy. I knew he loved them, however, when the handful of yogurt cups we got for review began to disappear when he’d leave for work. One Saturday afternoon he grabbed one to eat and I smirked at him. He laughed and said, “These are WAY better than those cheap yogurts we buy,” and proceeded to finish the yogurt in no time flat. Point taken.
Upon gushing about how good these were to a few of the mommies at our church, one friend asked how the nutritional information stacked up to ‘other’ brands of yogurt. I couldn’t give an accurate comparison at the time since she purchases the light yogurt, and I had the original yogurt. However, upon a recent trip to the grocery store I found Tillamook yogurt on the shelves in tons of different flavors (totally stocked my fridge) and found the light Tillamook yogurt as well. Right on the packaging it says it has 110 calories a cup. I think this is a bit more than some brands, but honestly I’m willing to sacrifice a few extra calories for better flavor. Additionally, Tillamook yogurt is made with no artificial growth hormones, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors and no artificial colors. Even the regular (not light) Tillamook yogurt is 98.5% fat free, which is just as healthy (or healthier) than many other brands’ regular yogurts.
Of course our family is a big fan of ice cream too. Over the years we’ve discovered that buying off-brand ice creams to save money is not worth it; the flavor, texture and consistency is just not as good! We’ve had our favorite brand of ice cream for a while now and mostly stick to that brand, but after trying Tillamook ice cream, we now have two favorite brands! 🙂 We were sent the Vanilla Bean, Oregon Strawberry, and Tillamook Mudslide flavors to try.
Upon dishing up a bowl for my husband and myself, I was immediately impressed with the large chunks of strawberries in the Oregon Strawberry ice cream, and the thick fudge ribbon that fills the Tillamook Mudslide ice cream.
I love love love chocolate, so the mudslide is my absolute favorite, especially with that fudge ribbon! My kids loved the Oregon Strawberry, as did my husband, and he’s now really enjoying the Vanilla Bean drizzled with some chocolate syrup.
I highly suggest you find a local grocery store that carries Tillamook yogurts and ice creams. Check the Tillamook site for where to buy Tillamook in your area. I promise you’ll love them!!
And now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to finish off the carton of Tillamook Mudslide ice cream. Don’t be jealous- go get your own and join me! 😛
We were sent the above products for review purposes. Regardless, all thoughts expressed are our own.